Advance Studies in Analytical Chemistry with Symmetry/Asymmetry

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 65

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Institute of Engineering,Universidad Veracruzana : Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico
Interests: sensors, MEMS; integrated circuits

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Facultad de Ingeniería en Tecnología de la Madera, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico
Interests: multi walled nanotube; percolation threshold; nanocomposite

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Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Department of Electronics, Puebla, 72840, Mexico
Interests: CMOS technology; cryogenic temperatures; extraction parameters; gate oxide; heat transfer; impedance; semiconductor devices; thermal conductivity; actuator; atomic layer deposition; base temperature; BiCMOS

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Centro de Investigación en Micro y Nanotecnología (MICRONA), Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Interests: electrical & electronics engineering; metal oxide semiconductors; semiconductor device physics

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Micro and Nanotechnology Research Center, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Interests: MOSFET; semiconductor device models; semiconductor device reliability; silicon-on-insulator; thin film transistors; Poole-Frenkel effect; Schottky barriers; Schottky diodes; amorphous semiconductors; building

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National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Electronics department, Puebla 72840, México
Interests: amorphous semiconductors; silicon-Germanium alloys; sensors; microbolometers; thermoelectric devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Symmetry is dedicated to exploring various aspects of symmetry in materials, with a particular focus on symmetry and properties of materials, structural defects and their influence on symmetry, symmetry-breaking phenomena in crystals, and crystal engineering and design. We invite contributions in the form of research papers, reviews, and short communications that delve into these intriguing topics.

Authors are encouraged to explore the following areas:

  1. Symmetry and properties of materials: Manuscripts discussing the relationship between symmetry properties and the physical or chemical properties of materials are welcomed. This may include studies on the influence of symmetry on electronic, magnetic, optical, or mechanical properties, among others.
  1. Structural defects and their influence on symmetry: Contributions investigating how structural defects, such as vacancies, dislocations, or grain boundaries, impact the symmetry of materials are highly encouraged. Understanding the role of defects in modifying the symmetry properties of materials is crucial for various applications.
  1. Symmetry-breaking phenomena in crystals: Manuscripts exploring symmetry-breaking phenomena in crystals are of interest, such as phase transitions, domain formation, or spontaneous symmetry breaking. Investigations into the mechanisms behind these phenomena and their implications for material properties are encouraged.
  1. Crystal engineering and design: Research focusing on the intentional manipulation of crystal symmetry for the design and synthesis of novel materials is solicited. This may include studies on the development of new crystal structures, the control of crystal symmetry through synthetic approaches, or the design of materials with specific symmetry-related properties.

We welcome contributions that utilize experimental, theoretical, or computational approaches to address these topics. By bringing together cutting-edge research in symmetry and materials science, this Special Issue aims to advance our understanding of the role of symmetry in materials and inspire new avenues of research in this interdisciplinary field.

Dr. Pedro Javier García-Ramírez
Prof.Dr. Nelly Flores-Ramírez
Dr. Edmundo Gutirrez
Dra. Andrea Martinez
Dr. Julio Tinoco
Dr. Alfonso Torres
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • symmetry and properties of materials
  • structural defects and their influence on symmetry
  • symmetry-breaking phenomena in crystals

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